Dell Inspiron N5010 Windows 8 Bluetooth FIX

By | November 24, 2012

Windows 8 had great start in previous days, and my Dell Inspiron N5010 didn’t supported Bluetooth drivers, i searched many websites  but everywhere is was mentioned that N5010 doesn’t have a bluetooth drivers support for WIndows 8. But then i found a quick fix. Follow the below steps :

Step 1

Run 15r BTOOTH.exe (your bluetooth driver for Windows 7).

Your files will get extracted in C:DellR273948

Step 2

Goto the path C:delldriversR273948Win64.

Locate BTW.msi and run it in compatibility mode.


It will start installing and in the end it will ask did it worked fine well in compatibility mode, Press Yes.

You are done. Enjoy.

20 thoughts on “Dell Inspiron N5010 Windows 8 Bluetooth FIX

  1. Sachin

    It is not installing still we changed it to compatible mode inn it’s properties and pressed OK, and double clicked BTW.msi file. Same problem occuring. SO send the solution to my mail id .
    Thank u

  2. Arman

    Run Inst.exe from the same folder (win64) and it should work, … comment if it did work 😀

  3. I S Rao

    I have inspiron 15 n5010. I have dual boot win7-64 and win8-64. Win 8 is not recognizing the bluetooth. I tried your fix. I found a file DPInst.exe in win7 Partition Drivers folder. But when I tried to run it in compatibility mode in win8 it gave a message during the test the program that DPinst.exe will not execute on your current configuration. I don’t have the 15r bluetooth.exe file. Can you help me? Thank you

  4. Debashis(Debsbond008)

    These valuable tricks like Inst.exe or BTW.msi described in the community forum which worked for many users…but unfortunately not for me so I searched for it and I get Broadcom WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software Drivers version from Lenovo.This time this driver works fine with out any compatibility issue…….may be work well for you…

    This driver supports a lot of Bluetooth devices and Windows 8 x64/x86

    Download link:

  5. bhupendra

    it is not working with win 8 64 bit
    how i install bluetooth software for this plz reply
    thank u…

  6. Athul M

    My pc is DELL Inspiron N5010. but this didn’t working on mine…..
    Any other ways……..???

      1. Athuk M

        Ya, Now it is working…..
        I tried compatibility mode for differed ones but didn’t worked. but when I run the Inst.exe it works good.


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